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See Also: Top Cloud ProvidersConclusion While avoiding technology lock-in is undoubtedly a good principle to uphold, you should consider all IT principles holistically. There are cases where committing to a single technology or cloud vendor makes sense. Perhaps you are just starting your journey and would like to "dip your toes" in the cloud so you can quickly learn the technology. Maybe you are an SME business with limited IT resources, and willing to accept lock-in for letting the cloud service provider handle all your infrastructure operations. Or perhaps you are under an aggressive schedule and need to build and launch your product quickly. As with all business decisions, you must understand the benefits to be gained from the costs you pay. Technology lock-in can be acceptable if the benefits are justified. If you decide to accept the risks from technology lock-in, be sure to review them again in the future and assess whether they are still acceptable to your business. Technology lock-ins should be considered as "IT architecture debts". Debts must eventually be paid, but you need to fi nd the right time to do it.